Regular Session - August 8, 2016
ARIZONA STATE BOARD FOR CHARTER SCHOOLS
1616 West Adams Street, Suite 170
Phoenix, Arizona 85007
The Board's meeting room is located in the State Land Department building.
Access open parking east of the church on the southeast corner of 16th Avenue and Monroe
and in the visitor parking on the northwest corner of 16th Avenue and Monroe.
Monday, August 8, 2016
NOTICE AND AGENDA - REVISED**
D. Call to the Public - This is the time for the public to comment. Members of the Board may not discuss items that are not specifically identified on the agenda. Therefore, pursuant to A.R.S. § 38-431.01(H), action taken as a result of public comment will be limited to directing staff to study the matter, responding to any criticism, or scheduling the matter for further consideration and decision at a later date.
E. Arizona Charter Schools Association – Presentation on the results of the 2016 Candidate Survey and information about the upcoming Advocacy Tour by Eileen Sigmund, President and CEO
F. Arizona Alternative Education Consortium – Presentation on active advocacy on ESSA proposed regulations and Arizona’s achievement profiles by Dr. Amy Schlessman
G. Superintendent’s Report – Update on current events and/or activities of the Department of Education.
1. Status of charters with previous and/or on-going board actions: Founding Fathers Academies, Inc.
2. Update on FY 2018 Budget Request, 5-Year Strategic Plan and Master List submission
3. Update on FY 2017 pilot of the Academic Systems Review
1. Consideration to approve the request for charter renewal and grant a renewal contract to Veritas Preparatory Academy.
2. Consideration to approve charter holder amendment requests for the following:
a. Athlos Traditional Academy - Change in entity name
b. Eastpointe High School, Inc. – Program of Instruction
c. GAR, LLC. – Program of Instruction
d. Legacy Traditional School - Glendale - Procurement Laws & USFRCS Exceptions
e. Legacy Traditional School - North Chandler - Procurement Laws & USFRCS Exceptions
f. Legacy Traditional School - Peoria - Procurement Laws & USFRCS Exceptions
g. Pensar Academy - Procurement Laws & USFRCS Exceptions
h. Phoenix Advantage Charter School, Inc. – Instructional Days
i. StrengthBuilding Partners – Instructional Days
3. Consideration to approve the voluntary surrender agreements for the following:
a. Ahwatukee Foothills Prep, Inc.
b. El Pueblo Integral – Teaching and Learning Collaborative (Entity ID 87440)
c. El Pueblo Integral – Teaching and Learning Collaborative (Entity ID 91959)
d. Ombudsman Educational Services, Ltd., a subsidiary of Educational Services of America (90326)
e. Tempe Preparatory Junior Academy
J. Charter Renewal – Discussion and possible action on the renewal application package for Blueprint Education, Inc.
K. *Replication Application – Discussion and possible action on the replication application package for Arizona Agribusiness & Equine Center, Inc. (85816)
L. Proposed Revisions – Discussion and possible action regarding revisions to the academic eligibility for expansion requests in FY 2017.
M. Revisions to Amendment and Notification Requests – Discussion and possible action on the proposed changes to the following Amendment and Notification Requests:
N. School Improvement Plan Review – Discussion and possible action on the proposed criteria and process for conducting an administrative completeness review for School Improvement Plans.
O. Annual Audit Trends – Presentation, discussion and possible action including an overview of the Board’s processes for reviewing the annual audit reporting packages and the performance of the Board’s portfolio of charter holders focusing on operational performance identified through the annual audit reporting packages.
P. Discussion and possible action regarding Legacy Education Group et al. vs. Arizona State Board for Charter Schools (CV2016-051845). Pursuant to A.R.S. § 38-431.03(A)(3) and (A)(4), the Board may vote to go into executive session, which will not be open to the public, for discussion or consultation for legal advice with the Board’s attorneys concerning this item or for discussion or consultation with the Board’s attorneys in order to consider its position and instruct its attorneys regarding the Board’s position in pending or contemplated litigation or in settlement discussions conducted in order to avoid or resolve litigation concerning this item.
Q. Summary of Current Events, Future Meeting Dates and Items for Future Agendas – The executive director, presiding officer or a member of the Board may present a brief summary of current events pursuant to A.R.S. § 38-431.02(K) and may discuss future meeting dates and direct staff to place matters on a future agenda. The Board will not discuss or take action on any current event summary.